Douala International Airport

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Douala International Airport

Aéroport international de Douala
Douala Airport, 2013.jpg
Airport typePublic / Military
OperatorAéroports du Cameroun (ADC)
ServesDouala, Cameroon
Hub forCamair-Co
Elevation AMSL33 ft / 10 m
Coordinates04°00′21″N 009°43′10″E / 4.00583°N 9.71944°E / 4.00583; 9.71944Coordinates: 04°00′21″N 009°43′10″E / 4.00583°N 9.71944°E / 4.00583; 9.71944
DLA is located in Cameroon
Location of Airport in Cameroon
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 2,880 9,448 Asphalt
Passengers (2014)1,500,000
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Douala International Airport (French: Aéroport international de Douala) (IATA: DLA, ICAO: FKKD) is an international airport located in Douala, the largest city in Cameroon and the capital of Cameroon's Littoral Region. With its 4 terminals[3] and an average of 1.5 million passengers and 50,000 tonnes of freight per year[4] it is the country's busiest airport. The airport is managed and partly owned (34%) by the company Aeroport du Cameroon (ADC) which also manages all other 13 airports on the Cameroonian soil.[5]


Douala Airport has a single runway, 12/30, with a length of 2,880 m (9,448 ft). Between 1 and 21 March 2016, the runway was closed for upgrade works; all airlines switched operations to Yaoundé Airport during that period.[6] This entered in the renovation plan of 20 billion CFA (36,363,636 USD million) financed by the French Agency of Development which targeted a two time renovation. First for the airport's runway and then its terminals and interior part.[7]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Africa's Connection STP São Tomé
Air Côte d'Ivoire Abidjan, Bangui, N'Djamena
Air France Malabo, Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Arik Air Cotonou, Kinshasa–N'Djili, Lagos
ASKY Airlines Bangui, Johannesburg–OR Tambo, Lagos, Libreville, Lomé, N'Djamena
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Camair-Co Abidjan, Bafoussam, Bamenda, Bangui, Cotonou, Dakar–Diass,[8] Garoua, Lagos, Libreville, Maroua, N'Djamena, Ngaoundéré, Yaoundé
CEIBA Intercontinental Bata, Malabo
Congo Airways Kinshasa–N'Djili[9]
Cronos Airlines Lagos, Malabo
EgyptAir Cairo[10]
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa, Malabo
Kenya Airways Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca
RwandAir Kigali,[11] Libreville[12]
Tchadia Airlines N'Djamena
Trans Air Congo Libreville, Pointe-Noire
Turkish Airlines Istanbul[13]


Sky Gabon Libreville

Accidents and incidents[edit]


  1. ^ Airport information for FKKD at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for DLA at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ mbene (17 October 2016). "Aéroport International de Douala". Aéroports Du Cameroun SA (in French). Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Douala International Airport remains open authorities affirm". Cameroon Radio Television (in French). 22 April 2018. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  5. ^ Kerf, Michel; Smith, Warrick (1 January 1996). Privatizing Africa's Infrastructure: Promise and Challenge. World Bank Publications. ISBN 9780821337448.
  6. ^ "Airlines to use Yaoundé for duration of Douala closure". Ch-aviation. 19 February 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Douala International Airport remains open authorities affirm". Cameroon Radio Television (in French). 22 April 2018. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  8. ^ Camair-Co adds Dakar flight from June 2018 Routesonline. d27 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Congo Airways adds new African destinations in May 2018". routesonline. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  10. ^
  11. ^ "New Flight to Douala from April 9, says RwandAir - Southern Africa". Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  12. ^ Rwandair network adjustment from Sep 2016 Routesonline. 12 August 2016.
  13. ^ "Istanbul New Airport Transition Delayed Until April 5, 2019 (At The Earliest)".
  14. ^ Editorial, Reuters. "Kenya Airways Cameroon crash blamed on pilot actions: report". U.S. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  15. ^ "Pilot error blamed for 2007 Kenya Airways crash". CNN. Retrieved 18 September 2018.

External links[edit]

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